You would probably be a little nervous (What if your boss emails? What if you miss that important call?), but you would be all right.
Now imagine you were without your phone for the whole day. Or better yet, imagine you didn’t have a smartphone for the entire week. Could you make it?
Forty-four percent of people said they would give up their phones for a week if they were paid more than $100. Nineteen percent said they would need more than $500.
Nomophobia, the fear of being without your phone, is a real problem. In a U.K. study, 53 percent of people said they experienced anxiety when they couldn’t use their phones. They said the experience was as stressful as a trip to the dentist, or even their wedding day.